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Dec 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
workforce. the city of north miami, florida, used to require that all its new police officers be non-smokers. but two years ago, the city quietly dropped the smoking ban. gwendolyn boyd is the city's chief of police. >> we realized that at best we may save 5% on our insurance premium. but now we're having a problem with trying to recruit and hire highly-qualified candidates, and we're competing against agencies that do not have that policy. >> did dropping the policy dramatically change that? were you able to find qualified people? >> i would have to say unequivocally yes. >> officer juan mayato believes that the city ultimately learned that those smokers more often than not made pretty good cops. >> i mean, what does smoking have to do with the way you perform your job out here? there's a lot of people that smoke that are well qualified for this job, and it doesn't affect them. and, you know, they couldn't hire them. >> that was the problem cnn faced. and after 13 years of a ban on hiring smokers, it rescinded the policy. even so, lewis maltby says it's gonna be near impossible to m
CNBC
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
. across the country has brought me to the lovely city of boston. cheers. and seeing as it's such a historic city, i'm sure they'll appreciate that geico's been saving people money for over 75 years. oh... dear, i've dropped my tea into the boston harbor. huhh... i guess this party's over. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. [ticking] >> in silicon valley, every time a company raises over $100 million and they haven't come out with their product yet, everybody starts getting the heebie-jeebies. >> michael kanellos is the editor-in-chief of the website greentech media. how has bloom gotten to have such an enormously high profile? of most of the companies out here, that's the one you hear about. >> yeah, you do. and it's a cool idea. you know, they want to almost make instant energy. but they're also kind of sprinkled with stardust. you know, al gore talks about them. you see the ceo palling around with tom freidman at davos. so there's a certain whiff of celebrity. >> you're very skeptical. i can see this, obviously. >> i'm skeptic
CNBC
Dec 8, 2013 11:00pm EST
to the lovely city of boston. cheers. and seeing as it's such a historic city, i'm sure they'll appreciate that geico's been saving people money for over 75 years. oh... dear, i've dropped my tea into the boston harbor. huhh... i guess this party's over. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. they always have. they always will. that's why you take charge of your future. your retirement. ♪ ameriprise advisors can help you like they've helped millions of others. listening, planning, working one on one. to help you retire your way... with confidence. that's what ameriprise financial does. that's what they can do with you. ameriprise financial. more within reach. >> our next story is about a therapy program that promises to end drug addiction. it's called prometa, and it's being sold to the public not by a doctor or a scientist, but by a former junk bonds salesman. as scott pelley first reported in 2007, terren peizer skipped the usual medical research and government approvals to rush prometa to the market. why the shortcuts? peizer, who stood to make
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